Tea gardens in Assam and West Bengal can be accessed via Kolkata which is known to be the hub of the tea industry. Tea companies in India are converting heritage bungalows located in estates into luxurious resorts where one actually stay and experience life in the tea estate. They offer a visit to the plantations to see the workers plucking the proverbial two leaves and a bud and interact with them while they pluck. A visit to the tea factory to see how some of the best teas in the world are made and also to get to sample the beverage at private tea tasting sessions organized at the factory. A great way to get in touch with nature trails also includes trekking, nature walks and a glimpse of the local culture.